Loch

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See also: loch, łöch, and Łoch

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German loch, from Old High German loh, from Proto-Germanic *luką. Cognate with Old Saxon lok (Middle Low German lok), Middle Dutch loc, Old English loc (English lock), Old Norse lok (Swedish lock).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɔx/, [lɔx], [lɔχ]
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Loch n (genitive Lochs or Loches, plural Löcher, diminutive Löchlein n or Löchelchen n)

  1. hole
  2. (dentistry) cavity
  3. dungeon; underground prison
  4. (colloquial) prison; jail / gaol
  5. (colloquial) apartment, flat or house in a bad condition; dump
  6. (colloquial) boring small town or village

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Loch.

Noun[edit]

Loch n (plural Lecher)

  1. hole
  2. rent
  3. burrow

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Loch n (plural Lajcha)

  1. hole